Masculinity in young men's health: Exploring health, help-seeking and health service use in an online environment

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Authors: Tyler, R.E. and Williams, S.

Journal: Journal of Health Psychology

DOI: 10.1177/1359105312473784

Twenty-eight young men took part in two online focus groups exploring understandings of health, help-seeking and health service use. Techniques from Foucauldian discourse analysis were used to elucidate how the young men framed health-related practices within gendered identities in online environments. The discourses are discussed within three discursive themes: ‘Conceptualising Health: Everyday Health vs. ‘Cover Man’ Health’, ‘Help-seeking: The Restrictions of Masculinity’ and ‘Using Healthcare: Legitimising help-seeking through masculine identity’. Young men are interested in their health and construct their health practices as justified whilst simultaneously maintaining masculine identities surrounding independence, autonomy and control over their bodies.

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Authors: Tyler, R.E. and Williams, S.

Journal: J Health Psychol

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 457-470

eISSN: 1461-7277

DOI: 10.1177/1359105312473784

Twenty-eight young men took part in two online focus groups exploring understandings of health, help-seeking and health service use. Techniques from Foucauldian discourse analysis were used to elucidate how the young men framed health-related practices within gendered identities in online environments. The discourses are discussed within three discursive themes: 'conceptualising health: everyday health versus "cover man" health', 'help-seeking: the restrictions of masculinity' and 'using health care: legitimising help-seeking through masculine identity'. Young men are interested in their health and construct their health practices as justified while simultaneously maintaining masculine identities surrounding independence, autonomy and control over their bodies.

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Authors: Tyler, R.E. and Williams, S.

Journal: Journal of Health Psychology

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 457-470

eISSN: 1461-7277

ISSN: 1359-1053

DOI: 10.1177/1359105312473784

Twenty-eight young men took part in two online focus groups exploring understandings of health, help-seeking and health service use. Techniques from Foucauldian discourse analysis were used to elucidate how the young men framed health-related practices within gendered identities in online environments. The discourses are discussed within three discursive themes: 'conceptualising health: everyday health versus "cover man" health', 'help-seeking: the restrictions of masculinity' and 'using health care: legitimising help-seeking through masculine identity'. Young men are interested in their health and construct their health practices as justified while simultaneously maintaining masculine identities surrounding independence, autonomy and control over their bodies. © The Author(s) 2013.

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Authors: Tyler, R.E. and Williams, S.

Journal: JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 457-470

eISSN: 1461-7277

ISSN: 1359-1053

DOI: 10.1177/1359105312473784

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Authors: Tyler, R.E. and Williams, S.

Journal: Journal of health psychology

Volume: 19

Issue: 4

Pages: 457-470

eISSN: 1461-7277

ISSN: 1359-1053

Twenty-eight young men took part in two online focus groups exploring understandings of health, help-seeking and health service use. Techniques from Foucauldian discourse analysis were used to elucidate how the young men framed health-related practices within gendered identities in online environments. The discourses are discussed within three discursive themes: 'conceptualising health: everyday health versus "cover man" health', 'help-seeking: the restrictions of masculinity' and 'using health care: legitimising help-seeking through masculine identity'. Young men are interested in their health and construct their health practices as justified while simultaneously maintaining masculine identities surrounding independence, autonomy and control over their bodies.

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